Basque Pelota is a handball-type game that is played in the Basque region of Spain. It’s popular among the Basque people and can be traced back to Medieval times. The game was originally played on dirt courts called “pelota squares” but has since evolved into an indoor sport. There are two teams, each consisting of three players. The game involves striking a ball with a club or racquet and running towards the opposite goal. it is an an international sports that is start with B.
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History of Basque Pelota
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Some short information about Basque Pelota
A short history of the Pelota has given below.
Highest Governing Body: International Federation of Basque Pelota
First played: the 13th century
Team Members: Single or doubles
Equipment: Basque Ball Pelota
Type: Racquet sport, Hand Sport, and Basket sport
Olympic: Part of the Summer Olympic package in 1900 Demonstrated at 1924, 1968, and 1992 Summer Olympics Documented as an Olympic sport.
Rules of Australian Football
The game is played indoors with a regular tennis ball
The ball must bounce before it is hit
Players use a racquet or a club
Players cannot hold the ball except when it’s under their arm or between their legs.
A player can take a run at the ball with any part of the body except the ball.
One player may not pass the ball.
A player can be thrown out of the game for running into the net
A player may not use the ball to push from the floor
Hitting the ball in time but worsening to reach the front wall.
A player may not use the ball to hit another player’s head.
Equipment of the sports
The ball is made of nylon or polyester.
On the court, there are lines to mark the players’ positions
The lines are marked by pegs and are arranged in an alternating pattern
The court is 70 centimeters wide and 120 long
The ball bounces on the floor
The players play in two teams of five
The aim of the game
The game aims to keep the ball in the opponents’ half of the court.
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